Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Who will benefit:

  • Individuals not currently in a teaching or training role - achievement of the qualification doesn't require practice other than microteaching, unless units from the learning and development suite of qualifications are selected.
  • Individuals currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) - although the qualification does not require practice other than microteaching (unless units from the learning and development suite of qualifications are selected), opportunities may be made available to observe and provide feedback on a trainee teacher's practice.
  • Individuals currently working as Assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.

The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners for employment and support them to progress to a teaching role within the workplace. Depending upon the optional units chosen, a learner will either need to take part in microteaching (Unit 02) or teaching practice in the work environment (Unit 03 and Unit 04). Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role if the microteaching option is taken.

Course Content

Mandatory unit:

Group A
Unit 01 Understanding roles,responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits)

Optional units:

Group B

Unit 02 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training (6 credits)
Unit 03 Facilitate learning and development for individuals (6 credits)
Unit 04 Facilitate learning and development in groups (6 credits)

Group C

Unit 05 Understanding assessment in education and training (3 credits)


To be awarded the NCFE Level 3 Award in Education and Training, learners must achieve a minimum of 12 credits: 3 credits from the mandatory unit in Group A, 6 credits from Group B and 3 credits from Group C. This qualification consists of one mandatory unit and 5 optional units.

Assessment is through a combination of the microteach or observed practice as appropriate; as well as online assessment and written assignments.

Progression Routes:

The NCFE Level 4 Certificate and Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.(Please contact us for further details.)

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